Benjamin Franklin Papers

Admission of John Mifflin to Library Company, 27 August 1734

Admission of John Mifflin to Library Company7

ADS: Historical Society of Pennsylvania

27th of Augst. 1734

Such of the Directors of the Library Company as approve of John Mifflin’s being admitted a Member are desired to shew their Consent by subscribing their Names hereto

B. Franklin Hugh Roberts
John Jones Junr Thos. Hopkinson 1734
Fras. Richardson Thos. Cadwalader
Wm Rawle Philip Syng Junr
Thos Godfrey Wm. Coleman
[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7John Mifflin (1715–1759), Quaker merchant; later a member of the Philadelphia Common Council, 1747; alderman, 1751; and member of the Provincial Council, 1755; father of Thomas Mifflin, president of the Continental Congress in 1783. Charles P. Keith, Provincial Councillors of Pennsylvania, 1733–1776 (Phila., 1883), p. 362. This note, in BF’s hand, is printed as an example of the procedure followed in admitting members to the Library Company.

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